Dibrugarh University (BA - 4th Semester) Question Papers - Sociology General (May' 2015)

[BA 4th Sem Question Papers, Dibrugarh University, 2015, Sociology, General, Sociological Thought]

2015 (May)
Course: 401
(Sociological Thought)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Choose the correct answer: 1x8=8
  1. Who was the director of the journal ‘Industrie’?
  1. Auguste Comte.
  2. Henri Saint-Simon.
  3. Max Weber.
  1. Which one of the thinkers influenced Auguste Comte’s sociological thought?
  1. De Maistre.
  2. Adolphe Quetelet.
  3. Herbert Spencer.
  1. Who wrote the book, Origin of Species?
  1. Marl Marx.
  2. Robert K. Merton.
  3. Charles Darwin.
  1. How many series of society is divided by Herbert Spencer in terms of evolution?
  1. Two.
  2. Three.
  3. Four.
  1. Which one of the following solidarity was not mentioned by Emile Durkheim?
  1. Mechanical solidarity.
  2. Organic solidarity.
  3. Changing solidarity.
  1. Emile Durkheim divided suicide in how many divisions?
  1. Two.
  2. Three.
  3. Four.
  1. Methodological construct as propounded by Max Weber is
  1. Ideal type.
  2. Social action.
  3. Religious value.
  1. Who first introduced about reference group?
  1. H. H. Hyman.
  2. R. K. Merton.
  3. C. H. Cooley.
2. Write briefly on any four of the following (within 150 words each): 4x4=16
  1. Basic factors behind the birth of Sociology.
  2. Sociology as a science.
  3. Herbert Spencer’s social organism.
  4. Social facts.
  5. Ideal type.
  6. Meaning of middle range theory.
3. Answer any four of the following questions (within 500 words each):
  1. Discuss about the progress of human knowledge as propounded by Auguste Comte. 14
  2. What are the influences of Biology to social thought of Herbert Spencer? Analyze. 4+10=14
  3. How did Emile Durkheim explain about collective representation? Discuss with your own opinion.      6+8=14
  4. What do you understand by religion? Discuss the theory of religion as mentioned by Emile Durkheim.   4+10=14
  5. What are the relationships between the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism? Explain through the theory of Max Weber. 14
  6. Discuss about the middle range theories in Sociology as explained by R. K. Merton. 14